Desmond Hatchett, Father of 30 Kids, Seeks Reduction in Child Support Obligations

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Desmond Hatchett, a 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., resident, appeared in court this week to ask the state for child-support help, Memphis' WREG TV reported.

When you have 30 kids (yep, 3-0, or thirty), those bills do pile up.

That total is believed to be the record in Knox county, according to reports and have been born by 11 different women. His youngest are toddlers; his oldest is 14.

Hatchett reportedly asked the court to give him a break on his payments, claiming that he's struggling to make ends meet with his minimum-wage job.

Currently, the state requires him to divide 50 percent of his earnings among the 11 women, and he does, but some receive as little as $1.49 a month.

How did Hatchett come to father so many children? He said he didn't plan on it, but it just happened. Sure. He also revealed one dubious feat:

“I had four kids in the same year. Twice," he told Volunteer TV in 2009, adding that he was "done" having kids (he had only 21 at the time).

Hatchett, who may want to consider the cost-benefit analysis of condoms, does not face any legal action because he has broken no laws.


Sounds like he may need 2-3 minimum wage full/part time jobs. Plenty of other's world wide work 2-3 jobs full/part time jobs at minimum or regular wage to make ends meet. Why is he any different? Besides he's obviously got way too much free time on his hands. And why does he have only a minimum wage job at his age (could be the economy of course) or ???? And the 11 women with all his kids obviously need something to occupy their time along with being other's to their children. Be refreshing to see the father/mothers acting responsibly for a change.


You said it PERFECTLY!!! Thank you. And, yes...some of the welfare moms are "pros"...MANIPULATIVE "pros"!!! Peace.


Im sorry but how the HELL does someone just have 30 children..??? When is someone gonna step in N say enough is enough???


The American taxpayer supports the bulk of the needs of poor children in today's world. We will do most of it and these jerks will keep producing effortlessly like rabbits. Him and the Octomom need to really have to pay for their actions. Jail time and community service...and in her case the kids taken away. The victims here are the children. And yes....these women who produced these 30 kids with him need to be held accountable, too! Talkin' about gamin' the system! Some welfare moms are pros!


No vasectomy just cut them off. What ever happened to condoms. Are we trying to populate the world
With rabbits or human beings that can actually contribute to the earth rather than just populate it.


While it was certainly a dumb move to create so many children without means to support them, I must wonder...what type of WOMEN would go along with this?! Presumably, each one of these children were conceived with the consent of the mothers. I think MOM should be held accountable too. Child support isn't really about supporting children at all. It's only about being sure that the children get a portion of Dad's income they are entitled to, even if it's only $1.49/month. Likewise, they are entitled to a portion of mom's income too. These kids would be on welfare even if Dad was married and living with mom. Stories like this should make people realize that our "child support" system is NOT intended to actually support children, that's what social programs are for. This happens more often than people realize, even with just 1 or 2 kids.


I wonder if he even remembers the names of his 30 kids..or their moms


looks like he has his priorities of a 15 year old; sex, sex, and sex. Hey good news is, statistically he will be dead in another 30 years unless he meets and untimely death by the hand of another black man. In which case, at this rate maybe he will only produce another 15 to 20 kids that the working middle class will have to financially raise. This guy is the result of a welfare state society, were he keeps making babies, and we keep paying for them.


And what is shocking about this creep's plea for financial assistance? All of those 30-plus children will end up on Welfare at taxpayers' expense regardless and will continue the generations-old tradition of the worthless being supported by the productive. THIS is The American Dream; too bad that those who pay for it can't benefit from it.


Why is everyone giving this jerk his 15 minutes of fame. All of his kids are being supported by the state or are in foster care. He is in prison for the next 2 years. Check this website